Thursday, 12 June 2008

Sworn friends

When you are compelled to abandon your home, you try to take it with you, wherever you go...
(Israeli and Palestinian artists exposed their modern-art works together in harmony and with the intent to show that art has no borders)

16 comments:

Olivier said...

merci pour votre passage sur mon Evry Blog. Je découvre cette œuvre, et je la trouve très original, elle me fait penser a un escargot qui promène sa maison avec lui. Beaucoup de gens qui partent vivre a l'étranger aimeraient aussi amener avec eux leurs villes et leurs repères.
thank you for your passage on my Evry Blog. I discovered this work, and I find it very original, it makes me think of a snail who walks his house with him. Many people who live abroad has also would like to bring with them their cities and landmarks.

Marie-Noyale said...

The snail-turtle way of keeping your home with you...or the entire neighborhood..when you cannot find ground to build it on!!
I like it,and it looks nice on a picture.

Steve Buser said...

Takes the term "motorhome" to a new level.

Rose said...

Was this work part of the same exhibition where yu had the apple in the hand?
It is lovely...

Blognote said...

Thanks for visiting, oliver!

You are right, Marie. When you take a lot of things with you, you might effectively end up like looking like a home-carrying turtle!

Thanks for visiting, Steve!

Yes, Rose! It was the same exhibition. The fact that Israeli and Palestinian artists exposed together is a step in the right direction for that suffering part of the world. I am not so enthusiastic myself about this sculpture but it is what it represents.

Rose said...

Although it is not something I would buy, I like the idea behind it.
Art is so subjective and personal, anyway. Look at Van Gogh for example, sold 1 piece in his entire life (to his brother) and now is seen as a genius... we never knnow with art.

Dusty Lens said...

Artists working together. A great way to set aside differences, work together. Perhaps understanding and peace?

Blognote said...

Let's hope so, Dusty Lens! Let's hope so...!

Dina said...

Before I scrolled down, I thought, wow, this could be a symbol of the situation here in Israel now. And sure enough, it is!
Rabbis actually talk about the concept of our "portable homeland," the longing for Israel while we were in exile.
I'm sure this art speaks to the three generations of Palestinian refugees too.
Thanks so much for sharing it!

Blognote said...

Thank you for your comments, Dina. let's hope that artists can do where the powerful have failed so far...

Wanda said...

Who said you can't take it with you!!

I see everything but the kitchen sink.

Dina said...

Yes, Blognote, I join your hopes and add my prayers to that wish.
Meanwhile, Shabbat shalom, Sabbath peace, to you and all.

Blognote said...

Thank you, Dina! Peace to you as well.

Steffe said...

Glad that at least the artists can be friends. Great looking piece of art.

Per Stromsjo said...

Art might not have borders but apparently it has two wheels! ;)

Blognote said...

Thanks Steffe!!

Thanks Per! Wheels are always handy in all circumstances!